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a late nice chase in san jose is deadly. >> and gas prices on the rise again, 32 straight days. we're track it will the pain at the pump. plus some changing in the weather forecast. let'to erica for details. >> good morning, mark. well, we'll definitely see a little less sunshine than we did this weekend, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. two into the afternoon, partly sunny skies. rain returns to the bay area forecast, as we wake up
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tomorrow morning. the fill timing of that will be coming up in my next report. george? >> well, it's an easy ride around the bay area. light at all of the bridges, and in fact around the bay. your quick commute check shows you won't find any of the typical commute patterns. one person killed after crashing a stolen vehicle while trying to get away from the police in san jose. will tram is live there at the scene. what happened, will? >> reporter: well, it happened last night on a blossom hill road behind he. they finally lifted the stolen suv from the ravine. this started about 8 hours ago when they tried to pull over the suspect in the suv because he was coming right at a police officer. three people we have learned were there in the stolen suv at the time. the driver was ejected from the
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suv and died at the scene. there were two females in their, teenagers, they miraculously walked away. now, this started when the officer tried to initially pull over an unrelated car. we got a chance to talk to a public information officer. here is what he had to say about what happened. >> making a car stop in the area of capital expressway at towers road, when he observed a vehicle coming up at a high rate of speed behind him. the officer had to jump out of the way on the hood of his car to avoid being struck by the vehicle. >> now, that officer was not hurt, and also because he was going at the officer, somehow he did not hit car number one at all, so the driver of that car is fine. all we know of this person this morning is that he was a man in his 20s, name not being released, and we don't know,
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according to the police department, how long that car had been stolen, because there were so many items inside at the time, they don't nope if it belongs to the original owner, or it was something that he was packing inside the suv while it was stolen. much more on this. we hope to talk to the public information officer throughout the morning. back to you. and police are are warning people in santa cruz to be on the lookout for a man who beat and wrapped a woman at the ucfc campus. this happened yesterday afternoon. a whiteman in his 30s with pale skin and a round-shined face, about 5'10", 200 pounds with a mustache and a goatee, as well as a tattoo on his upper right bicep is the description of the suspect. community members remember the 10-year-old girl who died in agency whoend apartments fire on treasure island. take a look at the vigil. there were about 100 people in front n this -- in front of
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this apartment building where the vigil was held. >> i knew her as a sweet, lucking little girl, who loved to read and write. she actually just received an award at school. >> we're just hanging in there, and the whole community is here for her, if she needs us, and just to let her know that we feel her pain. >> the apartment building caught fire around 12:15 saturday morning. it's in the 1200 block of mariner drive, and five people did get out, but the little girl was killed. an investigation into what caused a boat and a ferry to collide. this is video from our
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helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. you can see the damage there to the pleasure boat. according to golden gate transit, they said the motor boat was traveling at a high rate of speed. all three of the crew members on the ferry will be given a drug test pending investigation. a woman arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol for the 6th time. was on a bmw on highway 101 friday afternoon when she was pulled over. she has five prior dui convictions over the last 10 years, and on friday failed a sobriety test, and was arrested for felony dui. rollins is also charged with violating probation and driving on a suspended license. >> a massive fire overnight in tampa, florida. it's burning in a recycling industrial complex. the problem is these flames have been getting closer to a large diesel fuel tank that is
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there on the grounds. it was large pile of metal that caught on fire. firefighters are trying to protect the tanks from the flames in my opinion explosions were heard this morning. crews are working to try to keep the fire from the highly explosive materials around this fire. >> the white house is down playing immigration proposals as merely a backup plan in lawmakers don't come up with a plan of their own. in response, lawmakers assured the white house that they're on it, and they warn that president obama would be heading towards failure if the white house were to get ahead of them. >> more on gas prices climbing again. the state average sitting at $4.16 for a gallon of regularly. -- regular. it's 7:06.
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we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. let's take be a live peek outside on this monday, president's day, a holiday, as you can see on the roadways here. there's been hardly any traffic. we'll be right back. [ crickets chirping ]
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in the area, and crews are working here in the cold weather to cover those windows and get food and clothing. thousands gather across the country and even in san francisco to protest the keystone pipeline project. more on the movement coming up.
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you are waking up with the kron 4 morning news. currently 43 degrees over in livermore, 47 currently in san francisco. as we head into the afternoon, you'll notice temperatures won't be as warm as what we enjoyed this weekend. we're talking mid-to-upper 50s today, so quite the cooldown. in fact, temperatures below the seasonal average. 60 possible in fairfield. satellite and radar is showing this cold front. this is going to drop down into the bay area, originating from the gulf of alaska. it's going to take a good way
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to crawl our way. we'll see a lot of clouds associated with this system. cool air mass is going to settle into our area. winds will pick up, wind gusts up wards of 20 miles an hour, and, of course, we've got the rain. so future cast 4 is tracking the timing of that. you can see 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, a lot of people have the day off today, but not the case tomorrow. so you're heading out to work or school, looks like light rain for interstate 280, and along the coastline here. showers in the north pay, and as we put the clock into motion, 9:00 a.m., you can see the green really starts to darken here, so it does grow in intensity. puffs of yellow indicates moderate to heavy rain, and looks like the showers will start to taper off by the afternoon hours, but you will still need an umbrella, even by 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night. yellow by concord indicates moderate rain, and looks like rain will continue on in the east bay. now, we could see some snow in
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the bay area for the higher elevations, really just depends. we are expecting a half inch of rain for the north bay. for the heart of the bay, a quarter of an inch, and for the east pay, around an inch. unsettled weather through the rest of the weekend. it will be cool, cloudy, and we continue with the chance of flowers. we'll gain a few degrees as we head into saturday and sunday. now, your inland lows will be on the school side, but expect sunshine into the afternoons. here is traffic with george. >> just not seeing anything in the way of problems this morning. it's a hot-spot free ride. in fact, a congestion free- ride. on the san ma dayee bridge, light enough it's still an 11- minute drive time, even on the westbound side. the golden gate bridge only has three lane nbc the south bound direction. they have kept the butcher
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lane, but -- the buffer lane, but that's more than enough to handle the traffic today. a quick check of transit for you. we have modified schedules for most agencies. saturday schedules for bart and for the muni-metro. a regular week day schedule for a-train a, and a holiday modified schedule for cal- train. >> thousands protested against the extension of the keystone oil pipeline, including protests all the way here in san francisco. the protest was peaceful. you can see the san francisco police department didn't make any arrests. there were about 5,000 people in all taking part in various protests, calling on president old to take a stand -- president obama to take a stand
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on climate change and stop the keystone pipeline. >> the pipeline is something that will run down from canada to the gulf of mexico, carrying one of the dirtiest forms of crude oil, tar sand oil. >> so there were 25 different rallies all across the country, including one in washington d.c., where tens of thousands of people held signs and marched on a national mall. the entire keystone pipeline project costs roughly $12 billion. apartments are costing a lot. rents way up in san francisco. let's take a look at what the realtors say that they're seeing a one-bedroom, for example, that used to rent for 1800, now going for $3,000 average. they say they've never seen rents this high before, and they attribute it to the tech industry and the people who are
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willing to pay more for rent, and a lot of people say they have to find a roommate to make ends meet. >> right now, actually, i'm trying to find a roommate. rent is expensive, and compared to some other cities, depending on, like, where they want to live. we just put a post like sunday, and it was super fast, starting to see people. >> san francisco is one of the premium markets to live in, and there's a premium to pay in almost any part of that city, i think. >> and not only do you have to pay a lot, but the inventory, as well, and the options are are very limited. investors heading into a shortened trading week this week, waiting for information to come out on housing and manufacturing that will provide some clues how the american economy is holding up. the markets are closed today in honor of presidents day. the housing index will come out this week, housing starts, building personal its, and existing home sales, also u.s. manufacturing will be in focus,
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just as the dow is holding below the 14,000 mark. and in england, bbc reporters walking off the job for 42 hours to protest job cuts. the union saying poor decision- making by bbc leadership is leading to quality journalism being compromised. now some 2,000 more jobs are at risk, after 7,000 have been cut. and makers mark bourbon won't be watered down at all. the move was to help keep up with global demand by stretching thefully supply, but after hearing the outrage, the maker said today they will resume full strength bourbon production, so it will stay 90 proof. they were considering cutting it to 84 proof. we'll be back in a couple of americans with more on this holiday, presidents day. look at the bay bridge
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well, despite making a profit of more than a billion dollars, facebook is getting a tax refund. the group citizens for tax fairness said that the deduction is more than what facebook owed in taxes. now the government will be writing a check to facebook for $429 million, and face is still carrying forward another $2 million in additional tax breaks. here are some responses on
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facebook. : join the conversation on our facebook page. the other big story we are getting a lot of folks weighing in on this morning is the guy who slapped a crying toddler on a flight. we'll have that one in the nix hour. >> reader's digest parent company has filed for bankruptcy for the 2nd time in less than four years. the publisher of the 91-year- old magazine filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt, and focus on north american operations, as consumers shift from print to electronic media. reader's digest went public in 1990. the company previously filed for bankruptcy protection in august of 2009, citing a drop in advertising spending and the debt load of its acquisition. lg says it has new smartphone with a full high-def screen. it's going to go on sale in
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south korea this week. the optimas g smartphone features a five and a half inch screen that packs over 2 million picks els, or are twice as many as most smartphone screens. full hd screens are are are more common in televisions, but smartphone makers began to embrace them this year amid the cut throat competition. lg says it's new android powered phone features other features, too, includes a full feature camera. >> and a new study from seattle children's research institute said that a study shows that what children watch is as important as how much they
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watch on television. a live look outside. skies are beginning to brighten around the bay. a few clouds, and some fog right now, waiting for the rain that's expected in the bay area tomorrow. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. all right that's a fifth-floor probleok.. not in my house! ha ha ha!
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and we are tracking pain at the pump. gas prices are soaring. national average is $3.73. we are way above that, but prices have risen every day for the last 32 days. here in san francisco, it's presently $4.13 a gallon. it looks a little hazy and cloudy out there. 47 minute arrival delays at the airport because of fog. >> here is your satellite and radar view. you can see a lot of cloud cover streaming into the bay area, so it is an overcast gray start to the day. we'll see breaks of sin sunshine into the afternoon, but i really think we'll keep the clouds around. here is where the cold front is currently situated. so it is bringing light rain to the pacific northwest. this is going to sag south. could see up wards of an inch of rain for the bay area. i'll be tracking it coming up
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in my full weather report. >> your commute check, no hot spots. you're going to find very light traffic if you're out driving around this morning. mark? >> new this morning, one person killed after crashing a stolen car while attempts to gets away from police last night in san jose. kron 4's will tran has the latest. >> reporter: here is video of the stolen suv that he was driving. it was pulled from the ravine at around 5:45 this morning, after flipping into the ravine. not just are the suspect, but two other occupants inside, a 16 and 17-year-old females. one of them, according to the police officer at the scene, one of them was actually a runaway. miraculously, those two girls managed to walk away from this accident, but the driver, he died at the scene after being ejected. this all started at around 11:00 last night, when the
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police officer tried to pull over an unrepresented car for some kind of routine traffic stop. that's when this suspect comes racing at him. we got a chance to talk to the police department. here is what they had to say about what happened. >> an officer was making a car stop in the area of capital expressway at towers road, when he observed a vehicle come up at a high raped behind him. he actually heard it first. vehicle did not have its lights on, and was driving directly at the officer. the officer had to jump out of the way on the hood of his car in order to avoid being struck by the vehicle. >> reporter: now, the police officer then jumped into his car. there was a short pursuit, maybe three miles from the original location to blossomle hill road. they raced as high as 90 miles per hour, and then they got to this location, the car, the driver lost control of the suffer, and then me flipped, and ultimately ended up where he did. at this point, mark, they have no motive as to why he did this. they're hoping to talk to the two teenagers, maybe they can
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shed light, according to the police department, on why he did this. back to you. >> at 7:32 right now. a violent predator is on the loose in san francisco attacking women. the attacks are happening in the mission and noe valley neighborhoods. take a look at the sketches police are releasing of the attackers. both times the women were walking aloan late at night. the most recent happened on february 2nd at bartlett and 23rd. >> the neighborhood that's supposed to have gotten safer over the last 10 years, so seeing it happen here, which is basically like on the edge of noe valley, which hats a reputation for being really safe, you know, noe valley, you think strollers and posh little boutiques. you don't think of assault at any time of the day or night, site make mix feel less safe. >> now, in neither of these cases was the woman sexually assaulted, but those who live
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in the facebooks are worry requested, and will re-- in the neighborhoods are worried, and will remain worried until the suspect is caught. take a look at signs supporting down's -- dorner's. they don't support his actions, they say, but support his protest against the l.a.p.d. automatic spending cuts are are looming for the federal government, and federal workers could start facing furloughs as early as april. that's according to federal
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agencies trying to prepare for the worst unless congress does something. the cuts coming as part of the sequester will end up carve something 9% from nondefense programs, and 13% from defense programs, part of the larger effort to trim $1.2 trillion over the deficit in 10 years. today all federal, state, courts and offices are closed, and city and county offices will be closed. banks will not be open. no mail delivery. here is an alternate schedule for public trance it's around the bay area. golden gate transit on a sunday schedule for uses and ferries. cal train is on their holiday schedule. ac france it's on a sunday schedule. we'll be back as the kron 4 morning news continues. a live look to the golden gate
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right now, as we're seeing high clouds building in, and a little bit of fog. one more try day before the rain returns to the bay area tomorrow. and a reminder, we're doing our beta breakers countdown already. kron 4 is crowd to be part of this great san francisco original event. we'll bring you the race from start to finish and all of the costumes in between. that's coming up on sunday, may 19th. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good.
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including those in key hiring positions, university of phoenix can help connect you to a world of opportunity.y. a business man loses his job for allegedly slapping a toddler on a dell 25 airlines flight -- delta airlines flight. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler, but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta
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flight to atlanta. next to them was this man, joe ricky hunley of idaho. >> he was being rude and belligerent, and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she said she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight, but had to sit back down for a landing in atlanta. because of the alfty attitude change, jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it it not ugly. >> i was having trouble comforting him, and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: court documents say hundley allegedly told jessica to quote shut that n- word baby up. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that, to a baby, or about a baby. >> reporter: and then he allegedly slapped jonah, hitting him in the eye. >> and then to hit him was just -- i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint, fellow
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passengers came to her aid. cnn reached out to hundley, who has been charged with assaulting a minor. he declined to comment and asked us to talk to his attorney. his attorney urged the public not to rush to judgment, and revenued us to comments she made to the minneapolis star tribune, where she said her client will plead not guilty, and hopefully this situation can be resolved. delta says it's cooperating with investigators, and that the plane landed safely. in the fallout that we know, as i said, in the lead to the story, is that he's been fired from his job, which sun connected. he has a job as a businessman in idaho. >> and a lot of 0 people talking about this on our social media page. we'll be sharing your comments on the air later. we'll be back in a couple of minutes on this monday, presidents day a lot of people have the day off, that's why there are very few cars out. we'll be right back.
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plenty of clouds down below. it is an overcast start to the day, so it is very gray it there. these temperatures aren't too bad. we are above the freezing mark, in fact, holding on to upper 30s, 49 out the door in
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hayward. you could see breaks of sip sunshine into the afternoon, but looks like a lot of cloud cover will filter in in advance of this cold front originating from the gulf of alaska. 6:00 a.m., this is tomorrow morning, a lot of people out today, but not the case tomorrow. green any your screen, hugging the coastline. the mid-pen anyone sue la, indicate something light rain here. now, that green will grow in intensity. you can see it's more wide spread by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, even puffs of yellow, check that out, indicating moderate to heavy rain. looks like the rain will start to taper off by 2:00 p.m. later in the afternoon, still keeping cloud cover around, but looks like the chance for showers certainly exists even into the evening hours. now, we're also anticipate something snow with this system. you can see at least several inches anticipated, so if you
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are are heading up to tahoe, bring your chains, as winter weather advisory is in effect for all day tuesday. unsettled weather for the rest of the work week. cooler temperatures, strong winds, and, yes, rain, even into thursday and friday. we turn the corner, however, saturday and sunday, clear skies and temperatures on the rise. george? >> thanks, erica. we've been looking at exceptionally light traffic today, as expected. a holele day. certainly not any hot spots, not even slowing at the bridges. the san mateo bridge, 11-minute drive times, both directions, exceptionally light traffic, especially on the approach to the bridge. the golden gate bridge, they still keep the buffer lane in the southbound direction. that's how the traffic has
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been. >> just to kind of break gender barriers, i think one of the coolest things to feet is that parents and their children are having that conversation at home about it. i've heard stories about a little kid, a boy are or a girl saying, but mommy, daddy, that's a girl that's out there racing, and then they can have that conversation to say you can do anything you want to do, and gender doesn't matter, your passion is what matters. >> and, gary, i know that danica is getting all of the attention because she's a woman, and she's so hot, but you know what? she is pretty cool, and she carries herself kind of like a dude, kind of -- she's cool as a cucumber, imlove her. >> yeah, godaddy.com going to get their money's worth.
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and her thing has always been if you wanted to find fault for her, at least my guess is, that she didn't win, that she got all of this attention and hadn't done anything. out in by getting the pole position at daytona, people are, you know, at the very least, until the race starts, say hey, she can drive. >> and that mean she is gets in the front position, and all the other guys are saying, you know, this morning, they're, like, you know what it's in good for the sport. it gives us attention and that's good for us. >> no, listen, that's going -- the race, you would imagine the ratings on that thing are at the very least going to be considerably lier at the beginning to see -- higher at the beginning to see how she does. >> she has been in more super bowl commercials than anybody, and that includes michael jordan. >> is that true? >> yes. >> i mean, that's not just a
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guess. >> no. and there was michael jones yesterday on the sidelines for his -- michael jordan for on the sidelines for the all-star game yesterday. >> you keep hearing people say, hey, he's one guy that hates turning 50, that he hates getting old, because his whole life was competing, competing. >> i feel horrible for him i feel so bad for him. >> why? >> (laughing) >> no, no, don't steal my material. no, i don't feel sorry for him either, but every time you hear one of these -- because i watched a lot of this basketball stuff over the weekend, and everybody said, yeah, poor michael, he's the one guy that didn't want to be 50. he stayed for the game. >> yeah, he was at the game, and now he can get all of the discounts, like all i think of is the movie discount, with
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aarp. when you're 50, you have a card, you get a discount. >> how dare you! i would never take a discount! >> well, did you watch any of the all-star, or were you not interested in that? >> oh, no, i watched the whole thing. >> west wins. it was fun. >> no, listen, to me, it's -- people find fault, well, they don't play defense, and it's loose, but i like to see the world's best players do their stuff. >> oh, my god. why not. it is incredible. i'll give you that. >> what did you think of jordan's fiancee? >> i felt so bad from him, i was like in tears. >> but every guy is compared to him, every single guy, kobe blocked lebron's shot, and they said that's because they asked jurisdiction, who is better, kobe or lebron, and he said, well, hey, kobe has five championships, but lebron only
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has one. the smallest guy on the floor was the mvp, chris paul. >> and you only heard about, we didn't see any video of this, but president obama and tiger woods golf. there's some big pga tournament, a tourney going on, and nobody cared because tiger wasn't playing. everybody wishes they could have seen this match-up. >> where did they play? >> i guess obama, you know, the wife and kids are skiing right now, so obama did a whole golf weekend in florida, and he was using tiger's swing coach, and so i they got lined one and they're like let's make it happen, let's golf, and they went out. they shot 18 holes together. who would you be more than impressed by? like i go for tiger or the president? >> i feel better now paying my taxes, knowing it's going to his playing golf. >> this is true. >> no, no, nobody cares abut to me, but the point is -- no, that's so that -- >> that was just video of obama, of the president
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golfing, but they did meet in '09, and i guess a birdie on the -- and i call it -- why did she use the term birdie? the golf swing coach, serving as a little fly on the wall, a little birdie, the president said, hey, it's good to see you coming back, like you're golfing grateful again, and he was, like, thank you. i can't imagine what would would be more intimidates to golf with tiger or the president. >> no, and that just shows you -- this shows all of the top business people, they don't play football or basketball, but they all do business on the golf course, and tiger is in demand. >> you need is to play. you can't be out there dusting it you have with, like, world leaders. >> i can't believe, though, in this day and age, with everybody has a phone on them, that doesn't didn't get a picture. >> yeah, maybe i'll fish around. somebody would have tweeted something, i'm sure.
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gorgeous. >> that's right. fortunately the weekend was nice, but you'll notice it is an overcast start to the day. we will anticipate cloud even into the afternoon. it's going to be cooler and breezy, and then the wet weather returns to our forecast as we head into tomorrow. a string of unsettled day the rest of the workweek. i'll detail my full forecast coming up in my full report. >> looking at the ride any interstate 680, to the san ramon valley, no slowing. light traffic currently all around the bay area. >> all right, thanks, george. new this morning, one person is killed, crashing a stolen car while attempting to get away from the police in san how say. what happened, will? >> here is what you need to know, blossom hill behind me opened up to both lanes, both directions of traffic after being shut down for about six hours overnight while they
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investigate. here is video that we got of the stolen suv being lifted from the ravine. that was around 6:00 this morning. according to the san jose police department, this all started at around 11:00, about three miles from this location. the driver just came right at the police officer, who had pulled over another car, was engaged with that driver, when there was this car comes out of nowhere. lights turned off, just racing at him. you can hear the engine roaring. he steps out, the suspect continues to go. the police officer then jumps into his car. they go into a pursuit for about three miles, up wards to 90 miles per hour, and then they get to blossom hill road, where he loses control of the suv and flips down the ravine. he wasn't the only one in the car. there were two other females in there, as well. they miraculously walked away from this accident. as far as what happened to the suspect, here is the san jose police department talking about
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that. >> yes, four officers, we down the ravine and contacted him, were able to take him into custody. they ruled out and got a to the scene almost immediately. they were attempting to get the suspect at the time, we he stopped breathing, and he was later pronounced dead down in the ravine. >> and the big question this morning is why did he do this? it was unprovoked. he wasn't even part of the traffic stop, and they're hoping to talk to the two females in the car, 16 and 17 years old, one of them being a runaway, and they're hoping those two will shed some light on all of this. the driver was not hurt, nor was the police officer. back to you. police are warning people in santa cruz to be on the lookout for a man who beat and raped a woman on the ucfc campus. the suspect they're looking for, a white man in his 30s with pale skin and a round
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shaped face, 5'10" with a muscular build, mustache, goatee, and a tattoo on his upper right bicep. a community remembers a 10- year-old girl died over the weekend in an apartment fire on treasure island. take a look at the vigil, where about a hundred people showed up to pay their respects for collina godfrey who was killed when her apartment caught fire. everywhere wished her family the best. >> i knew her as a sweet, loving little girl, who loved to read and write. she actually just received an academic award on thursday, and we all loved her. >> we're praying for her, and we -- just to hang in there, and the whole community is here for her, if she needs us, and just to let her know that we feel her pain. >> the apartment building in the 1200 block of mariner drive caught fire around 12:15
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saturday morning, and five people did manage to escape, but the girl was killed. >> and an investigation continuing right now into what caused a boat and a ferry to collide, injuring two people. here is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. you can see some damage there to the to the pleasure craft. investigators are trying to determine who was at fault. according to golden gate transit, the motor boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ferry. all three crew members on board will be drug tested and put on administrative leave pending the investigation. and a woman arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol for the 6th time. roll weres, who was driving a bmw on highway 101 on trip afternoon, when she was pulled over. she already had had five prior dui convictions over the last 10 years, and when they pulled
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her over, she failed the field sobriety test and was arrested for felony dui. also charged wig driving on a suspended license. >> a huge fire in tampa, two alarm fire, a recycling industrial complex. you see the flames, and firefighters arrived to find a huge pile of metal that was burning, but there were two large diesel tanks. there was explosions in the area. crews are are working to keep the fire from other highly explosive materials that are right around this fire. >> 8:05. the white house is down playing it's immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers are don't come up with an overhaul of their own. president obama wants to be prepared in case the small group of senators approves to come up with a plan for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the case.
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and watching gas prices around the nation on the rise, and here in the bay area, as well. the state average all the way up to $4:16 for a gallon of regular. in the bay area, a little under that, actually, 4:13 the average gallon in -- $4.13 the average gallon in san francisco. we'll be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. very light traffic on this presidents' day. george is keeping his eye on on hot spots this morning. much cooler weather. high of only 57 in oakland today, as we wait for the rain tomorrow. you can't move the tv there.
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welcome back to kron 4 news. castro valley, 43 right now. looking for a cooler day today. vern disablen president hugo chavez said he has returned home after being in cuba for two months for cancer treatment. al-qaida in iraq is claiming responsibility for car bombings that killed at least 37 people in baghdad.
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they say yesterday's attack came in revenge for alleged criminal acts by the shiite led government against sunis at the capital. the attacks come as rising sectarian discord in the country. and the cleanup continuing at russia after a meteor exploded overhead last week east of moscow. it was equivalent, they say, to several atomic bombs, and caused more than $30 million in damage, blowing out windows in hundreds of buildings. coming up in the kron 4 morning newss, the latest any bay area weather. check out the fog. and the big cool down before the rain. we'll have more on your presidents' day forecast. you're on timeout leo!
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some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. just is in, we're getting reports that lakers owner jerry biss has died. -- jerry buss has died. he was a self-made millaire through real estate, and bought the lakers in 1979. he was responsible for drafting magic johnson, and helping
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jerry west build the most recent dynasty by signing shaquille o'neal and signing kobe bryant. jerry buss has died at the age of 80. temperatures are dropping to near or below zero in many areas around tampa and orlando, and maybe you'll remember the winter of 2010 and 2011, when a deep freeze severely damaged oranges and other fruit trees. >> looks like some cold weather heading our direction. >> good morning, mark. well, today is the last dry day. we will see temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s. here is a live look. you can see sunshine above those clouds, but it is an overcast gray start to the day. temperatures, however, aren't too bad. your afternoon highs could see low 60s for fairfield and antioch. 534 in daly -- 53 in daly city.
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the rain is expected to arrive tomorrow. this cold front dropping down from the gulf of alaska, by 6:00 a.m., you're out on the roadways. looks like rain for the bay, short freeway interstate 680 and the coastline. could see some showery activity in the north bay. it will intensify by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. puffs of yellow on your screen, and then looks like it will start to taper off, but still umbrellas test by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. even into the hour looks like we're still contending with rain. rain forecast, looks like half an inch expected forever the north pay, right around the corner of the bay. we're also anticipating snow to develop the sierras, so weather winter advisory is in effect for all day tuesday. your kron 47-day forecast shows unsettled weather. we're talking rain, wind, cold temperatures, and cloudy
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conditions for the rest of the workweek, but it looks like sunshine and blue skies as we head into saturday and sunday. 8:16. let's check that commute now with george. >> light and easy ride. we're not tracking any hot spots, or even seeing any slowing around the bay. your bridge check shows just how the conditions are. it's very light. least on a sunday morning, in fact here at the bay bridge. the golden gate bridge, a light and easy ride, as well. no delays here. traffic maps show the same thing, with quick drive times. here is a check of transit for you around the bay. most agencies are on some kind of modified schedule, so bart and the muni metro are running on saturday schedules with no delays. cal train running a on knowed holiday schedule. no delays there.
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thousands across the country protesting against the extension of the keystone oil pipeline, including protests here in san francisco. the protests were peaceful yesterday. the san francisco police department say nothing arrests were made. organizers saying some 5,000 people took part, calling on the president to take a stand on climate change and reject that proposed keystone xl pipeline that would carry oil- filled tar sands from canada to texas. the sierra club had a statement. >> the pipeline is something that will run from canada down to the gulf of mexico carrying one of the dirtiest forms of crude oil, tar sand crude oil, and in the next 60 to 100 days, we believe they're going to make a decision on whether they'll allow that pipeline to
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be built through the united states. >> there were 25 similar rallies around the country, including in washington d.c., where many marched on the mall. apartments are really going up in san francisco. they are hard to come by in just about everywhere neighborhood, and, for example, realtors say they've never seen rents this high before, and attributing it to the tech industry, and people who are are just willing to pay more for rent. so a lot of people say they've had to get roommates. >> right now actually i'm trying to find a roommate. rent is expensive, in comparison to other constitutes, depending on, like, where do they want to live. we just put a post last sunday, and it was, like, super fast. already start to see people. >> san francisco someone of the premium markets to live in, so there's a premium to pay, in almost any part of that city, i
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think. >> and the problem is even with the premium you pay and that high rent, the inventory is low and the options are limited. >> bbc reporters have walked off he is job for 24 hours to protest job cuts. now some 2,000 jobs are at risk. the company has already eliminated 7,000 jobs since 2004. and makers mark bourbon making headlines again. they're not going to water down the bourbon after all. they announced they are reversing their decision to add water. the move was to keep up with global demand by increasing the supply by watering it down a bit, but after outrage, makers mark saying starting today they will resume 90 proof. they were planning on reducing it to 84 proof. tax season is bringing a
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the clock ticking on a number of critical issues for president obama's nominees for the cabinet. >> reporter: up in the air, the future of the president's nominees for cia director and treasury secretary. time geithner already left the job. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo,
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the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his comation was meant to be smooth sailing, but republicans say they plan to slow him down over questions about everything from his work at citi group to how the white house will overall medicare. >> there are a number of problems that could arise, and may ripen. i believe that his nomination
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should not go forward until we get a response from the white house with regard to the medicare trigger. >> sources say the president is still making decision about these posts. secretaries of commerce, labor, transportation, and energy, among others. the white house has been looking for women and minorities to phil those roles. new this morning, a tax watchdog group says that facebook is going to pay no state or federal taxes on its profits for 2012, and will even get a half a billion dollar refund. citizens for tax justice says it found in facebook's annual earnings report the social network won't rope any taxes on its $1.1 billion in pretax profits for last year. the tax research group says facebook is using stock options and other forms of compensation to investors and employees for this write off. analysts say the move is likele, and related to the company's decision to go public
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last year. readers digest parent company has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in less than four years. the publisher of the 91-year- old magazine filed for bankruptcy to cut 465 million in connect and focus on north american operations, as consumers are are shifting from print to electronic media. readers digest went public in 1990, and the company filed for bankruptcy protection in august of '09, citing a crop in advertising spending and the debt loan incurred in its acquisition. reader's digest listed both assets and debt of more than $1 billion in chapter everyone will documents. tomorrow investors will have a short trading week and updates on housing and manufacturing will hopefully, if i some clue to how the american economy is holding up. several key statistics in the housing market coming out all week. we'll have the national association of homebuilders with housing starts, building
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permits, and exist knowledge home sales, and the u.s. manufacturing data will also be in focus this week. and a countdown already underway for us here. 89 days until the bay to breakers here unicorns. we are proud to be part of the san francisco tradition. we'll bring you the race from starts to finish and all of the crazy costumes. that's coming up on sunday, may 19th. save the date.
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an investigation into what caused a boat and a ferry to collide out in the bay that injured two people is ongoing. this golden gate ferry collide with a 22-foot auto boat.
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and watching the pane at the pump, gas prices soring nationwide and rising for are the 32nd consecutive day. >> well, right now we're dealing with temperatures in the 40s for the most part. it is a very cloudy start to the day. we'll talk about your extended forecast colonelling up in my next report. good morning, george. >> good morning, erica. traffic light enough around the bay area right now that they've reconfigured the bridge like a weekend morning, with three lanes available in the northbound direction, and three lanes available on the southbound side. they have removed the buffer line. your quick commute check shows
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light traffic all around the bay area so far this morning. mark? >> all right, thank you, george known south pay, one person dead after crashing a stolen car while trying to gets away from police. will has the latest details on what happened. >> reporter: well, here is what you need to know, mark. you see blossom hill, it's opened now, but it was shut down for six or seven hours while they conducted their investigation. here is video we got of the stolen suv. it showed up in a ravine because the driver lost control of the suv went as high as 90 miles per hour. all of a sudden this suspect came out of nowhere. the public relations officer will pick up the story from
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there. >> the officer was making a car stop when he observed a vehicle coming up at a high rate of speed behind him. he actually heard it first. vehicle did not have his lights on, and the officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicle. >> fortunate the driver of the car he was engaged with, not injured. no damage to that car. we don't know the suspect's name at this point. he's just described as a man in his 20s. there were two other people in the car with him when he went down that ravine, two teenagers, 16 and 17 years old. one of them was actually a runaway. miraculously both of them managed to walk away from the scene. police officers are are interviewing them to try to see if they can get a motive on why this man went right after this one particular officer. back to you. >> thanks for the update. >> a violent predator is on the loose in san francisco,
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targeting women. the attacks are happening in the city's mission and noe valley neighbors. maureen kelly as the details and reaction for people who live there. >> yeah, it's really scary. >> >> reporter: a community on edge because of this man. you're looking at a sketch recently released by police of the suspect in two assaults. both times the female victims were walking alone, late at night, the most recent attack happening on february 2nd on bartlett at 23rd around 1:00 a.m. >> in that assault, the woman was walking down the street here when a man walking the other direction attacked her, punching hire in the face several times before running away. at this point, they don't believe that the suspect's actions had anything to do with robbery. >> this is a neighborhood that has supposed to have gotten safer over the last 10 years, so seeing it happen here, which is basically like on the edge of noe valley, which has a
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reputation for being really safe. noe valley, you think strollers and posh little boutiques, you don't think of 0 assaults at age time of the day or night, so makes me feel less is safe. >> a similar attack happened. that attack happened here at along 2:40 a.m. the suspect hit the woman, knocked her to the ground and straddled her, and hit her head on the concrete. >> it sounded like the last one, where she escaped, it sounded like he was trying to rape her. so she was -- same liked her underestimated her strength, and she was able to get out of
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his hold. scary stuff. in a turn of events, people who support accused cop killer christopher dorner demonstrated in front of an l.a. police department over the weekend. you can take a look at the signs they were holding. they say they don't agree with what dorner did, but they do accuse the l.a.p.d. of brutality and corruption. they say that they believe he was done wrong. others accuse the police of acts as judge, jury, and executioner by what it say was killing dorner. there was a shootout in a cabin where he was holed up, and american it caught fire, and they went inside and found his burned remains inside. he cited his motive as revenge for his dismissal by the l.a.p.d., accused of killing four people. an executive could face
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jail time for allegedly slapping a kid during a flight, and loses his job. i'll have that story, including your facebook comments coming up after the break. s ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ you're a - a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess
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mark, a story over the weekend is causing quite a bit of buzz. an idaho executive could get up to a year in jail if convicted of slapping a toddler on an air plane. the 19-month-old boy's mother says this man you see here, joe hundley, used a racial slur, and slapped her son in the face on a flight from minneapolis to atlanta, back in february 8, when her son started to cry because of the altitude change, jessica bennett said the slap scratched her son below the right eye, and caused him to scream even louder. hundley lost his job over the weekend, the company that designs arrow space and defense parts. we have a lot of you folks commenting on our kron 4 facebook page. here are just a few of them. kevin says quote wish i would have been there, i would have taken care of business for the father, and you would be looking at a totally different
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mug shot. >> nicole says everyone has been annoyed by a kid on a flight, even other parent as, and being the parents of the screaming kid sucks, too. the difference is, we all had the sense to keep our hands to ourselves. kathy says hurray for the company that did the right thing in firing this crazy old racist. once a racist, always a racist, just like child molesters. so he is getting very little defense from all of these people. so a lot of folks are commenting. please join the comment. he was not getting any love. that's what i meant to say. >> that's for sure. no support on his side. a pennsylvania man was arrested at the airport in newark, after a gun was noted on his carry on bag. the 59, keller man, was taken
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a community remembering the 10-year-old girl who died in a weekend apartment fire on treasure island. close to a hundred people showing up for this candlelight vigil. the apartment catching fire at around 12:15 saturday morning on mariner drive. and police are are warning people in santa cruz to be on the lookout for a man who pete and raped a woman on the ucfc campus yesterday afternoon.
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here is a description of the suspect. all right. the time now is 8:44. we want to get a look at the weather. sure is gray out there. the traffic is nonexistent, because it's a holiday, but that means we have a day off, and will be looking for some good weather, unfortunately not the weekend. >> unfortunately not. it's not going to be as warm. i really think the clouds are going to linger, so it will be a very overcast start to the morning. tells not too bad. 47 in san francisco, and into the afternoon, mid-to-upper 50s. so noticeably cooler than the weekend. 54 your high in san francisco today. 56 in san mateo. your satellite and radar picture highlights the cold front headed our way. i think it's going to take a good day to reach the bay area, but we do have us some slim chance to see just some light rain later on tonight for the north bay. winds will pick up. it's going to get down right
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chilly out there, and by time the rain arrives, 6:00 a.m., your morning commute tomorrow, rain expected along the coastline, the mid-peninsula, impacting the north pay, as well. showers will continue for the rest of the day, by 2:00 p.m., starting to break apart. still clinging. so you won't need an umbrella. keep it handy for the evening hours. looks like the main is mainly concentrated in the north bay. we are anticipating very low snow levels falling down to 1500 feet, and if you are heading toward the lake tahoe direction, certainly bring your chains. unsettled weather for the rest of the workweek, but looks like we'll be dry ask sunny as we head into saturday and sunday. george some >> thanks, erica. we continue to monitor a light ride. no hot spots.
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not really even any slow traffic. here is a quick bridge check as we look at your ride to the bay bridge. no meters lights. no delays on the san mateo bridge. a ride across the bay. the golden gate bridge commute looks good, as well. drive times all around the bay are at noncommute at the limit conditions, so take a look, for example, at the ride on 101 through san jose, with light traffic even past the guadalupe parkway, on any other monday, that would be a near impossibility. so no delays for your drive around the bay. >> thanks a lot, george. an app to help you prep for vacation. rich has more apps to know from the at&t u-verse studio. >> >> we all could use more storage on-line. media fire is giving us 50 free
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gigs to store more stuff. the company recently launched an android app, so you can upload and access your files on the go. they also have an iphone app. both let you view and organize year files, and share with friends through instant links. each file can be up to 400 megabytes, but your friends might have to sit through an a d during the download. kick send is another way to share.tows with friends and family. version 3.0 of their new iphone app has some great new features. for starters, you can pick photos to pick up at walgreens, wal-mart, or target. it also creates smart albums, based on when and where you took your photos, to make organizer easier. load runner was once available on apple 2 computers, and now you can play on your
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android or iphone. it's like temple run before there were killer graphics. speaking of graphics, write it verse us are are like mad lives for the 121st century. use the words to -- for the 21st century. use the words to make a sentence. the faster and better you right gets you more points. finally, pack smarter for your next trip with stow. it's more than a check list. it's intelligent. it generates custom lists based on the number of travelers going and how long you're gone for, and also checks the weather for your date, and takes that into consideration. so is $2 on iphone, and now all you need is an excuse to try it out. if you want links to all of the apps i mentioned, just go to the tech report.tv. those are your apps to know. >> closures and opening today around tarea on this
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presidents' day. public transit has a lot of changes. all federal state courts and offices are closed today. city offices will also be closed, banks closed, no mail deliver today, and hire is an alternate schedule for transit. golden gate transit sunday schedule. san trans is on a regular nonschool week day. >> it's 8:50 right now. thanks for waking up with the kron 4 morning news. let's get a live look from our mount tam cam, shows you the bank of clouds in the distance. we are looking at a big cooldown forty weekend. we'll be right back. s
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valentine's day shooting of olympic blade runner pistorius, who has been charged with murder. an official familiar with the case has displayed new information off bite the shooting. >> there's been so much speculation, rumor, innuendo, guess work about what exactly happened early on valentine's day. an official close to the organization tells us that she was there to spend the night. they found an overnight bag and her ipad. they are also telling us she was shot four times there a closed bathroom door, and that afterwards, oscar pistorius carried her down the stairs, and that she was still alive at that time. more than details will no doubt emerge in court. he is appearing before a emergency straight on tuesday for a bond hearing. unclear just how strong the state's case is, but they
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appeared pretty confident last week saying they would try to press ahead with premeditated murder charges. oscar and his family have issued a statement saying they strongly refute these murder charges. what about reeva's family? her mother said she loved like no one else. she, too, like most of south africa is asking why? what drove him to do this? what was the motive. no ex-moneyation on that so far. and as for the family, they say good-bye to her on tuesday, while oscar facing that magistrate. >> other stories we're following, the writer's guild of america awarding zero dark thirty the award for best original screenplay. it is also getting several oscar nods this year, including a nomination for best picture. argo was nominated as the best
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screen to screen play. >> and jessica, chastain, that's the star. i always forget her name. >> this weekend, a comedy beat out the others -- is this a comedy? no. a good day to die? again? bruce willission raking it in there at the box office, with $25 million for this one. okay. that was the number one. out they've is a comedy -- identity they've is thief. that one still made money, and then this one call ad safe haven, which is supposed to be somehow reminiscent of a novel by nicholas sparks made $24 million in sales. >> from the notebook guy. >> yeah, it's for teenagers. >> and miserable husbands. we'll be right back.
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for a lot of men, i know their wives draw them to see that one. coming walk look at the seven-day forecast. we'll have more on the forecast coming up as the kron 4 morning news continues, and coming up in two minutes, we'll have the latest on this place chief that turned fatal in san jose. new details from the scene, plus family and friends share memories of a yuck girled in an apartment fire over the weekend on treasure island. and the flames in florida this morning. we'll tell you what happened with this massive fire in tampa. we'll be back in two minutes as the kron 4 morning news continues. [ male announcer ] you think you know me.
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and the big stories that we're following a late night chase in san jose turns deadly when a driver tries to get away from the police in a stolen car. we'll have the latest. watching gas prices rising
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for the 32nd consecutive day. and to weather. golden gate bridge are not very golden. we are seeing the clouds build up and waiting for rain. >> yeah. we are transition day. we don't expect a lot of rain, but you can see the cloudy conditions this morning here at the golden gate bridge. i think we will see some clearing for the afternoon. and it should be a pretty decent day. definitely cooler compared to the 70s we saw over the weekend. so for today mostly cloudy to start the day. by the afternoon partly to mostly sunny conditions. it will be cool. a bit breezy at times. tomorrow, yes get ready for the wide separate rain to arrive. it will be much colder. temperatures only in the lower 50s for highs. we'll talk about that including snow up in tahoe. first here is george with traffic. thank you ann thee.
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good morning -- anne, traffic around the bay area. shows you will encounter light traffic all over the bay area. >> thank you, george. new this morning one person is killed in a stolen car that crashed while the driver was attempting to get away from the police in san jose. will tran on the road this morning has the details. all right our sound is not work. but you can see the video from the scene and how mangled that suv is. it was a stolen vehicle and the driver was killed. look at the front comfortment -- compartment there. there were two teenage girls in that crash. one was a runaway and they survived that crash. police are warning to be on the lookout for a man that beat and woman on the ucsc campus. she was attacked there at the university. the suspect described as a white man in his 30s with pale
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skin and a round shaped face. about 5'10" and 200 pounds with a full mustache and goatee. he also had a tattoo on his upper right bicep. the community remembers a ten-year-old girl that was killed in a fire. you can see the people there that was there to rebuker lee that godfrey when the apartment building caught fire and the well wisher there is were hoping the family would be strong during this difficult time. let me see if we have any of those interviews. >> i knew her has a sweet loving little girl who loved to read and write. she actually just received an academic award on thursday. and we all loved her at the john mere. >> we're praying for her and just to hang in there and the whole community is here for her if she needs us.
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and just to let her know that we feel her pain. >> the apartment in the 1200 block of mariner drive caught fire around 12:15 saturday morning. the little girl was killed but five people did manage to escape. investigation continuing right now in what caused a ferry and a boat to collide. injuring two people on the bay. it happened around 7:00 this morning between the golden gate ferry. here's video from our helicopter partnership. you can see the damage. investigators are trying to figure out who was at fault on this crash. according to the golden gate transit authorities the motor boat was traveling at a high speed when it collided with the ferry. all five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave. a woman faces driving under
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the influence for the sixth time. she was pulled over and she has had five prior dui convictions over the last ten years. they pulled her over. she failed sobriety test and arrested for felony dui. new this morning a huge fire in tampa, florida. two alarm fire. the burning structure recycling industrial complex. when fire crews arrived they found a large pile of metal on fire and there are two desill fuel tanks that are nearby that firefighters are trying to protect from the flames. the white house is down playing its immigration proposal as nearly a backup plan if lawmakers don't come up with an overhaul of their own. president obama wants to be prepared if they fail to devise a plan for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. in response lawmakers assure the president that they are on
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it and they warn the president that heading toward -- would be heading toward failure. watching gas prices rising again. the state average around $4.16 a gallon. believe it or not we are paying less than the state average here in the bay area. we usually pay more with the gas prices rising for over 30 consecutive days. san francisco at $3.13. oakland at $4.05. and san jose at $4.07. >> we'll be back with more in a couple minutes on this president's day when there is hardly anyone on the roadways. we do see clouds in most of our live shots. here we have gotten above them from our mount tam cam. you will see them as we look up this morning. we'll get rain coming our way too. map ♪
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. jerry buss has died. many former laker players including bryant and johnson visited buss. he is a self-said millionaire through real estate. he bought the lakers in 1979. he was responsible for trading kareem abdul-jabbar. and helping signing shaquille o'neal. new this morning venezuelan president hugo chavez says he
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is back home in venezuela. chavez tweeted he arrived in venezuela and will continue his treatment there. al qaeda in iraq is claiming responsibility for car bombings that killed 37 people in baghdad. they are issuing a state saying yesterday's attacks came in revenge for alleged criminal acts by the shiite led government by soon knees in in the iraqi capitol. cleanup continues in russia after the meteor strike. explosion happening friday in the mountains. as that meteor exploded overhead, they said it was the equivalent of several atomic bombs. 1500 people hospitalized -- excuse me 46 of them still in
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the hospital. the big cleanup has been the glass. it was the breaking glass that injured most of the people as windows on hundreds of buildings had their windows shattered. they are cleaning it up and replacing the glass. we'll be right back as kron 4 morning news continues. a live look outside on this president's day. watching conditions in walnut creek. we have clouds enoughing in ahead of the storm. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate.
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raising temperatures are threatening citrus crops across florida. take a look at the ice on these leaves. this is from 2010. temperatures are dropping below freezing again in tampa. remember the winter of 2011 when a deep freeze severely damaged oranges and other fruit. time is 9:13. our temperatures not quite that cold but it is chilly. hi anne. >> yeah not quite cold just yet. right now here is a live look at the senator mccain at the san mateo bridge. over all it should be a decent day to finish off your three- day weekend. temperatures 48-degrees in downtown san francisco. 49 for san mateo. 50 in hayward. napa you're coming in at 43 degrees. changes coming this way. we have a cold front already bringing in showers up to parts of seattle and into washington and into oregon.
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and we're really going to notice the cold air. especially tomorrow. we'll see rain but the big story is the cold air that comes in. especially tomorrow and suddenly into wednesday as well. and expecting the rain to arrive potentially late tonight and in the north bay. rose are rising early tomorrow morning. 6:00 in the morning you see the green that is where we see the light rain developing. i think it will impact your morning commute tomorrow. it's knot a big rainmaker. 9:00 it becomes more wide spread. the yellow showing isolated spots for some moderate to heavy rain. we also have a chance for thunderstorms as well. like a little bit of hail. it's only a slight chance. keep that in mind tomorrow. 2:00 we have scattered showers as well. again i'm expecting maybe a half an inch around the heart of the bay. maybe up to an inch for parts of the coast. and the north bay hills. 6:00 a lot of it should be dying down. we have lingering showers. okay. so with that cold air we are
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looking at some snow to be falling for the lake tahoe area. our wintered a weather advisory is in effect. higher elevations above 7,000 feet. 7-14 inches of snow. the snow level will fall to around 1500 feet. that is pretty low. mt. hamilton you can see snowfalling tomorrow. also it will be very windy. southwest winds 15-25. those ridge gusts can be up to 90 miles an hour. be prepared for that. highs for today. still not too bad. not as warm as the last couple of days. still around 54 in downtown. san jose 57. mid 50s for the east bay into oakland and richmond. here's your kron 4 seven day around the area forecast. a cold rain for tomorrow. not a big rainmaker but you will feel that chill in the air. wednesday will be cool and windy as well. i did take the rain off for
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thursday and friday. i think we have a slight chance on saturday. get ready for the cold rain for tomorrow. 9:16 is the time. here is george with your traffic. if you are heading out now get ready for an easy ride. we're not looking at any hot spots. we're not tracking any delays. look at the bridges light enough we have seen no metering lights. the san mateo bridge looks all right. and the golden gate bridge they never even opened up four lanes in the southbound direction. they took away the buffer lane and split the bridge in half. three lanes northbound and three lanes southbound. taking transit east train with some delays. train number seven a bit behind schedule. modified schedules for other trains like bart and hewn knee. cal train running on a modified
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holiday schedule. thousands of people across the country protesting against the extension of the keystone oil pipeline. organizers say that some 5,000 people took part in the protest. calling on the president to take a stand on climate change and reject the proposed keystone pipeline that would carry oil filled tar stands to texas. >> it's something that will run from canada down to the gulf of mexico. carrying one of the dirtiest forms of crude oil. tar sands oil. and in the next 60 days to 100 days we believe they will make a decision on whether or not they will allow that pipeline to be built through the united states. >> the sierra club says there were 25 other similar rallies across the country including one in washington, d.c. where tens of thousands held signs
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and marched on the national mall. apartments are difficult to find in san francisco and getting more expensive. realtors say that for example the typical one bedroom that used to rent for $1800 is going for about $3,000 a month. they say they have never seen rents this high before and the experts attribute it to the tech industry and people willing to pay more for higher rent. a lot of people say they are looking for roommates. >> right now i'm trying to find a roommate. rent is expensive. and compared to other cities depending on where they want to live we just put a post last sunday and it was super fast. >> for sure san francisco is one of the premium markets to live in. so there is a premium in every part of that city. >> a lot of people in san francisco say they are also finding in addition to high risk the inventory is low and
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options are limited. bbc reporters walking off the job for 24 hours to protest job cuts. the union saying poor decisions taking by the bbc leadership are leading to quality journalism. and makers mart bourbon won't be watered down after all. it's reversing its decision to keep up with the supply for the global demand it has. there was a lot of outrage from customers. starting today makers mark will resume the full strength bourbon production. maker's mark will stay 90 proof or 47% alcohol. 9:19 right now. we'll be back with more in a couple minutes. let's take a live look outside on venice avenue in san francisco. you can see the high clouds there. we are looking at cooler temperatures and rain on the way. ñáçwçñ
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a pennsylvania man was arrested at the airport in newark after screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry on bag. 59-year-old robert keller man of long pond was taken into custody. kellerman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. he told police he forgot at gun was in his carry on bag. national news that we are following. there is growing questions about president obama's new cabinet. as many of the key nominees are sitting in limbo as congress is refusing to take a vote on the nominations. jessica breaks down on all the nominees and what is stopping them from taking office. >> reporter: up in the air the future of the president's nominees for defense secretary.
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cia director and treasury secretary tim geithner already left the job. the choice that has gotten the most attention is the president's pick for defense. former senator chuck hagel. if hagel already lost one vote in the senate. and his next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there is a lot of ill will toward senator hagel. because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo the president's pick for cia john brennan. first one republican said he'd hold up brennan's confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s.. the president said this. >> there has never been a drone used on an american citizen on
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american soil. >> reporter: then critics say they might hold up brennan over something else. saying the attack in ben gay city was sparked -- benghazi saying it was parked by a protest. then there is treasury nominee jack lou. his confirmation was meant to be smooth sailing but republican senators tell cnn they plan to slow him down over questions about everything from his work at citi group to how the white house will overhaul medicare. >> there are a number of problems that could arise and may ripen. i believe that his nomination should not go guard until we get a response from the white house with regard to the medicare trigger. >> reporter: sources say the president is still making decisions about these posts. secretaries of commerce, ray boar, transportation -- labor,
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transportation, and others. new this morning attacks watchdog group says facebook will pay no state or federal taxes on its profits for 2012 and will get half a billion dollar refund. the social network won't owe any taxes on the $1.1 billion pretax profit. it says facebook is using stock options and other forms of compensations to investors and employees to get this writeoff. analysts say it is legal and it's related to the companies decision to go public last year. >> readers digest parent company has filed bankruptcy for the second time. they filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on north american operations. as consumers are shifting from print to electronic media. readers digest went public in
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1990 and filed for bankruptcy before in 2009 citing a drop in advertising spending. watch in the markets this week as investors head to a shortened trading week. we'll get a lot of data on housing manufacturing coming out and clues as to how the american economy is holding up. u.s. markets closed in honor of president's day. several key statistics throughout the week. the national association of home builders will come out with their market index. building permits and existing home sales and u.s. manufacture will also be in focus as the dow sits below the 14,000 mark. lg saying it's a new smart phone. it will have a high definition screen and going on sale in china. the optimist g-pro. it has 5.5-inch screen with over two million pixels.
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phone manufactures trying to make these high resolution screens a key feature. full hd screens are more common in tvs but smart phone makers have begun to embrace them this year. the phone features other new features as well. we'll be back. let's get a live look outside on this president's they. it looks like everybody has the day off. expect for you getting ready for work or school. not us. taking a look at the bay bridge, no traffic. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show
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welcome back. big stories we've been following one person dead after a crash. and an investigation into what caused the boat and ferry collision here that injured two people. still ongoing. the accident happening saturday afternoon in the raccoon straight between tic on and angel island. taking pain at the pump.
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gas prices soring off 32 days in a row. national average $3.73. here in the bay area $4.13. we want to get a look at the weather. it is a day off for a lot of people. anne. >> hopefully you get to sleep in a little bit. it was a chilly start. bay bridge live look. yeah we've got clouds out there. mostly cloudy for a lot of us. i am expecting sunshine by the afternoon. at least partial clearing. for today we will see clearing slowly. partly sunny skies. you will notice it's cooler today. we will begin that cooling trend through tomorrow. then we do see rain chances in the north bay late tonight and gusty winds. i'll talk more about the wide spread rain and how cool it will get. also talk about snow up in tahoe. first here is george. a quick commute as we look at the golden gate bridge where conditions are very light right now. only three lanes on the
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southbound side. because the northbound traffic is well warranted the addition of an extra lane. light all the way around the bay area. >> thank you, george. new this morning we are following the latest out of san jose. kron 4 will tran has the latest. >> reporter: blossom hill road shut down in both directions because police officers had to pull a stolen suv out of the ravine. police officers say it actually started about three miles from this location. when a police officer tried to pull over an unrelated car. that is when the driver of the stolen suv comes out of nowhere. races toward the police officer. the police officer could hear him coming. he jumped out of the way. the suspect flees the scene. that police officer jumps into his car. they go on a pursuit that lasted about three to four
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miles. got as much as 90 miles an hour. once the suspect got to blossom hill road that is when he lost control of the suv. there were two other people inside the suv at the time. two teenagers. 16 and 17-year-old girls. one of them actually a runaway. they miraculously survived the accident. at this point they don't know why the man went after the police officer. the police officer was unjuried as well as the driver of the car he was talking to. that is the very latest. a violent predator is on the loose in san francisco attacking women. the attacks are happening in the city's mission and noey valley neighborhoods. >> reporter: community on edge because of this man. you're looking at a sketch recently released by police of the suspect in two assaults. both times the tale victims
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were -- female victims were walking alone. the most recent attack happening on february 2nd around 1:00 a.m.. in that assault the woman was walking here going southbound down this street when the woman walking the other direction attacked her. punching her several times in the face before running away. at this point police do not believe the suspects mote i had anything to do with robbery. women hanging out around the mission district street found the news disturbing. >> the neighborhood that supposedly gotten safer. seeing it happen here which is basically on the edge of noey valley which has a reputation of being really safe. you think strollers and little boutiques. you don't think of assaults at any time of the day or night. it makes me feel less safe. >> reporter: back on january 6th a similar attack happened not at the edge but closer to the heart. this time at 23rd street at
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church. that attacked here at this block around 2:40 a.m.. the suspect grabbed the female victim and threw her to the ground and grabbed her and slammed her head into the concrete. neither victim was sexually assaulted those that live nearby are worried about future victims if the suspect remains at large. >> it sounds like the last one she escaped it sounds like he was trying to rape her. so she was it seemed like he under estimated her strength and she was able to get out of his hold. scary stuff. in other news in a turn of events people supporting christopher dorner demonstrated in front of an l.a. police department. they held signs as you can see here and they say they that didn't agree with what dorner did but they do accuse the
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police of brutality and corruption. some say they believe that dorner's accusations of racism and unfair treatment by the l.a. pd are true. others are accused of acting as judge, jury, and execution never. neverrer. federal workers could start facing furloughs as early as april. according to the federal agencies trying to to prepare for the worse. $85billion will hit the federal government doling out furloughs to much of the nation's federal workers. the cuts come as part of the sequester which will end up carving some 9% from nondefense programs. they are part of a larger effort to trim $1.2 trillion. and reminder about some of
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the closures here around the bay area and changes to public transit. because today is president day. all federal and state courts and offices are closed. city and county offices will be closed today. banks are closed. no mail delivery. as far as public transit is concerned bart and hewn knee is on a regular schedule. we will be back with more. this is showing you we do have fog and clouds out there today. it's much cooler than it was over the weekend. and we are looking at a storm system will move its way in and give us rain. that looks moist too doesn't it? [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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oscar pistorius. south african authorities have charged pistorius with murdering steamcamp. and now they have disclosed new information about the shooting. robin has the latest. >> there has been so much speculation, rumor, innuendo, guess work about what happened early on valentine's day in oscar exist tour juice's house. official now close to the investigation is telling us that she was there to spend the night. they found her overnight bag and her ipad. they are also telling us she was shot four times through a closed bathroom door. and that afterwards he carried her down the stairs and she was still alive at that point. now more details will no doubt emerge in court. oscar is appearing before a magistrate on tuesday for a bail hearing. unclear how strong the states case is against pistorius. they seemed pretty confident last week saying they would try
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for premeditated murder charges. oscar and his family issued a statements saying they strongly refute these murder charges. now what about riva's family? they have been talking to the papers for the first time. mother saying my baby loved like no one else. she too like most of south africa is asks why? what moved him to do this? no explanation on that so far. as for the family, nay say goodbye to her on tuesday while oscar faces that magistrate. we'll be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. watching weather around the bay area. clouds starting to roll in.
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♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to spring. get the poulan blower vac for just $79 at lowe's today. welcome back. top stories we are following on this monday morning. one person dead after crashing a stolen car while trying to get away from san jose police. this started as a routine traffic stop and the chase
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ended in the 5400 block of monterey road. we'll transmit on the scene throughout the morning. community remembering the ten-year-old girl who died in a weekend apartment fire on treasure island. close to 100 people showing up for the candle light vigil last night. the apartment building catching fire around 12:15 saturday morning. and police are warning people in santa cruz to be on the lookout for a man who raped a woman on the ucsc campus. a woman was visiting the school when he attacked. time is 9:46. we are getting a look at the weather and i don't know if it's a peek of sun it is a little brighter out than this morning. >> we have only a couple spots. oakland reporting a couple sunny spots. we still have gray skies out there. cloudy conditions. i think we will see partial clearing by later this afternoon. here's what we are expecting.
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mostly cloudy this morning. this afternoon be cool and breezy under partly sunny conditions. tomorrow get ready for the wide spread rain and highs will be a lot cooler only in the upper 40s. low 50s for tomorrow afternoon. the colder air will be arriving tomorrow. it will settle in for the rest of the week. we'll also see some pretty brisk conditions. i really hope you enjoy the warm 70s and 60s. temperatures right now upper 40s and downtown. santa rosa you are chilly at 39. 50 for hayward. our satellite and radar picture showing us a cold front right here. triggering a couple showers. the cold air arrives for us tomorrow. we could also see potentially some pop up thunderstorms tomorrow. but you can see our future cast at 6:00 a.m. the green indicating the light rain that will impact your morning commute for the afternoon. actually 9:00 in the morning will be more wide spread. the yellow indicating moderate
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to heavy rain cells. by 2:00 it will be scattered. you see that blue maybe we will see some snow up in mount hamilton. the snow level falling pretty low. 6:00 a lot of it is out of here. still isolated spots for showers are possible. again we have a slight chance for thunderstorms. winter weather advisory has been issued by the national weather service for tomorrow. 4:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.. four to ten inches of snow possible. above 7,000 feet 7-14 inches of fresh powder. low snow levels falling to around 1500 feet. that is pretty low. it will be pretty windy as well. here's your highs for today. 54 in downtown san francisco. mid 50s for san mateo. san jose 57. antioch in the lower 60s. oakland around 57 degrees. here's your kron 4 seven-day. the rain is not the big story tomorrow. it's really the cold air coming in that will also bring down the temperatures and snow level. still cool and windy for your
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wednesday. thursday and friday also looking at some cooler conditions. a little milder by friday around 6:00 p.m.. only a slight chance for showers on saturday. we'll keep you posted on the unsettled weather for the latter part of the week. here is george with traffic. it has been a really easy ride all morning long. currently the conditions are exactly the same. no backups, no delays, no hot spots, no problems. no traffic really. look here at the bay bridge a light ride westward and the eastward. the san mateo bridge again very much the same conditions with 11 minute commute time. and at the golden gate bridge they never even opened up the fourth lane in the southbound direction. and now it's three lanes each way. a look at the san jose ride also tells the story pretty well. even late in the day we'll see congestion at the gatt lieu pay parkway. but that is not the case this morning. thanks a lot, george. a businessman has lost his job for slapping a toddler on a
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delta airlines flight. the incident is causing a lot of national outrage. renae marsh has more. >> reporter: jonah is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them in seat 28a was this man. joe ricky understoodly of idaho. >> he was being rude and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit back down for landing in atlanta. because of the altitude change jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it got ugly. >> i was having trouble comforting him and that is when
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the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: court documents say hundley allegedly told jessica to quote shut that n- word baby up. >> i could not believe he would say something like that. and to a baby. or about a baby. >> reporter: then hundley allegedly slapped jonah hitting him in the eye. >> and then to hit him was just i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint fellow passengers came her aid. cnn reached out to hundley who has been charged with assaulting a minor. he declined to comment and asked us to talk to his attorneys. hundley's attorney urged the public not to rush to judgment and referred us to comments she made to the minneapolis star tribune. where she said her client will plead not guilty and hopefully the situation can be resolved. delta says it's cooperating with investigators and the plane landed safely. the story we are following
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the golden state warriors off to their best start. thanks to their first all star since 1997 dade lee. he lined up with the other conference all stars to play the east. you like that? >> good effect. >> it was a close game. the west held the lead for most of it. the west won 143-138. the clippers chris paul came away with the mvp. >> any time they bring out a fog machine. you've made it. >> we should have one in the morning. [ laughter ] all right watch best shot of the weekend. this is out of canada. that is the coach. making a half court shot that gives a guy who said you make the shot. you get to choose who makes the shot for the competition. and you get your tuition paid for. that is amazing. i would pick a player.
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but he picked the coach to do it. one semester of division entitles you to at this college in brandon in canada. >> great job. >> yeah. i guess he's still got it. we'll be right back.
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welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. pieces of presidential history auctioned off in massachusetts. one bidder spending $629,000 on this jacket. it's the air force one bomber jacket once owned by president john f. kennedy. it's one of 700 pieces auctioned off. others included documents and photos and gifts. all comes from the estate of david powers. powers was also the curator of
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the john f. kennedy library and museum until his retirement. along with that bomber jacket other memorabilia include a birthday card given to jfk by his son john junior. >> that is pretty cool. zero dark 30 cleaning up at the rewards. it got the best original screen play from the latest awards ceremony that was from the writers guild. there is jessica. she is the star of it. the movie dramatized as cnn leading up to the location and death of osama bin laden. it got several oscar nominations. including best picture. the 2013 writers guild awards also recognized argo.